Tom Cruise Tuesday! – Kind words about Tom: In Defense of Tom

Welcome to Tom Cruise Tuesday!

It’s that special day where we take a moment to celebrate Tom Cruise!

We recently found a great article called “In Defense of Tom Cruise”. We loved it so much that we contacted the author (Tom Eames, formerly at DigitalSpy.com), and asked if he would mind us featuring it on Tom Cruise Tuesday. He kindly agreed!

What better place to talk about it than our “Kind Words about Tom” feature? First off, please feel free to click here to read the article. It’s got a point-by-point discussion of some of the biggest arguments people make for why they claim they don’t like Tom Cruise, and Eames argues them each down, point by point! It’s pretty awesome, and it’s gratifying to see that someone else has noticed the unfair way Tom is treated in everyday conversations, and in (most of) the press.

We’ve wanted to make a post about this kind of thing for a while, but words have failed us. Now, we’ve been inspired to go ahead and get it off our chest, partly because Mr. Eames has done most of it for us by defending Tom against these unfounded, but somehow ubiquitous negative opinions of Tom.

A beautiful scene from one of Tom’s best, and yet most underrated films

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Tom Cruise Tuesday! – Kind words about Tom

Welcome to Tom Cruise Tuesday!

Here is a new little feature that we think will be a great addition to TCT! As we have said before, we love it when people have positive things to say about Tom. With “Kind Words about Tom”, we will feature quotes from those who have worked with him, or been positively affected by him.

Our first quote comes, quite fittingly, from Christopher McQuarrie. Chris has worked with Tom on several films, and has now become the first director ever to direct two “Mission Impossible” films! Tom and Chris have a great working relationship, and they have great things to say about each other!

Read on for our kindly quote of the week!

Melt that popcorn and read on!

Interview With the Vampire

It’s Halloween! And what better way to celebrate the day the ghosts and ghouls come out to play, than by watching our favorite creepy Tom Cruise movie, Interview With the Vampire? Join us for a look at another excellent movie adaptation of a popular book from the Tom Cruise collection!

Smartass Summary: Tom Cruise dresses like Louis XIV.

Slightly less smartass summary: The one about Stockholm Syndrome.

Ok ok, REAL summary: A guy loses his family, but then gets another, much weirder one, 50% of which he kinda hates. Or maybe kinda loves a lot, he’s not really sure…

Overall opinion:
Buttered Popcorn loves this movie! It’s thoughtful and frightening (though more on an intellectual level than a jump-scare or even a gory-scare level). And it’s a book adaptation that makes major changes, but still manages to keep the spirit (and many great details) of the book intact. Who doesn’t love something like that? Naturally, you don’t have to have read the book in order to enjoy the movie, but if you want loads more information on the three primary characters of the film, you’ll definitely want to read the first book, Interview With the Vampire. And if you want even more great info about Tom Cruise’s character, check out The Vampire Lestat as well.

Surely you’ve already got your copy of this great film! But if not, or if your friends don’t have a copy yet, the season of giving is coming up soon! Check the link below for more info:

Now, let’s get bloody!

***Spoilers beyond this point!***



Pop that popcorn and read on!

Tom Cruise Tuesday! – Newsworthy: Tom chosen for high honor

Happy Tom Cruise Tuesday!!

Normally at Buttered Popcorn, we don’t pay much attention to the news. So many times, the media has been unkind to Tom, and many articles include little snide remarks about Tom, even when they’re saying something that’s positive. So, normally, you won’t see news stories about Tom around here.

Today is an exception! We found out some great news, and Tom Cruise Tuesday is the perfect place to bring it up! According to Deadline, The Will Rogers Motion Piture Pioneer Foundation has chosen to honor Tom with the Pioneer of the Year Award! Tom Cruise Tuesday is all about celebrating Tom, and Buttered Popcorn couldn’t be happier about this news!

Tom accepting his Golden Globe for “Jerry Maguire”. Twenty years ago! OMG we’re old…

Not only will Tom be given a high honor, this is the first time an actor will receive the award. Before now, the award has only been given to industry executives! Tom Cruise is making history, and we couldn’t be more proud!

What does it mean to win this award? well, it means Tom Cruise is awesome, of course! We knew that already, but the award points to special parts of his awesomeness:

“The Pioneer of the Year Award is given to a respected member of the motion picture community whose professional leadership, service, and commitment to philanthropy is exemplary.”

We agree, award people! And we congratulate you, Tom Cruise!! If anyone deserves to break the mold and win an award that’s never been bestowed on an actor before, it’s you!

We can’t wait until April 25th, when we hope that someone will put out a video of the award ceremony! If they do, we will try to post it here, or at least post some quotes from the ceremony. We love it when people say nice things about Tom, and there’s sure to be plenty of that happening at the ceremony!

We’re SO excited for Tom Cruise! Here’s a few of our favorite pictures just because!

Happy smile, right in front of some famous award or other.

Melt that butter and read on!

Tom Cruise Tuesday! Fave Co-Stars

Welcome to Tom Cruise Tuesday! It’s time for everybody’s favorite day of the week – the day we celebrate Tom Cruise!

Today, we’re featuring Tom with one of our favorite co-stars of his, Cameron Diaz! Tom has played alongside Cameron in two amazing films: Vanilla Sky and Knight and Day. The two work extremely well together, and have remained personal friends for many years. We hope the two will work together again in the future!

Check out our review of Vanilla Sky, and we can’t wait to review Knight and Day as well!

Here are a few pics of these two wonderful performers!

Pop that popcorn and read on!

Tom Cruise Tuesday! Character Interview: Lestat de Lioncourt

It’s Tom Cruise Tuesday!! Time for our favorite day of the week – the special day where we take a little extra time to celebrate Tom Cruise! Of course, every day is a Tom Cruise Day at Buttered Popcorn, but you know what we mean!

Just a few days ago, it was Friday the 13th. Almost like pre-Halloween, right? 😀 In honor of that spooky day, we’ve decided to interview one of Tom’s spookiest characters: Lestat de Lioncourt!

How do you feel about that, Lestat?

We thought you might like that. Here’s a chance to tell your side of the story!

Yes, everyone’s always talking to Louis. He knows nothing.

Well, we haven’t exactly started the interview yet, Mr.-


Okay! Why don’t we tell everybody a little bit about you, to start off?

Okay, great!! ::sweats:: Let’s take a look:

Full Name: Lestat de Lioncourt
Age: About 259
Occupation: Aristocrat
Hobbies: piano, horse riding, creating underage vampires for personal gain
Friends: Louis de Pointe du Lac, Claudia, Armand, Lestat de Lioncourt
Enemies: Louis de Pointe du Lac, Claudia, Armand, Lestat de Lioncourt

Ready for our questions now, sir?


Great! Read on to find out more about our distinguished guest!

If you’d like detailed information about him, click below for info:




Melt that butter and read on!

Tom Cruise Tuesday! – Picspam: Tom and his fans

Today is a very special Tom Cruise Tuesday! It just so happens that Friday was October 6th, and October 6th was declared Tom Cruise Day in Japan! We’re celebrating today! Partly because it’s Tom Cruise Tuesday, and partly because we forgot that Wikipedia has the date wrong! XD

Yes, that’s right! Tom has his own national holiday in Japan, and has had one for eleven years now. Tom was awarded this high honor because he had visited Japan more than any other Western actor, and for his love and respect for the country. According to Hollywood.com’s article on the subject, his Last Samurai grossed $117 million more in Japan than it did in the United States.

Japan loves Tom! (Because they have good taste, people!) And Tom loves Japan right back. In fact, Tom loves all his fans! He loves them enough to spend hours signing autographs and taking pictures at red carpet events. So, in honor of Tom Cruise Day, we’re going to highlight Tom’s love for his fan base with a little picspam of Tom spending time with his fans! We’re not jealous. Seriously. Not jealous at all.

Here’s one of our favorites to start us off!

I feel you, little man. I feel your enthusiasm, and I’m NOT JEALOUS AT ALL.

Read on for more pictures of some very lucky people!

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The Real Reason Critics Love “American Made”

So! Wanna hear our theory on why American Made is killing it in theaters, while all the critics are acting like Tom hasn’t made a good movie in years?

Of course you do.

Ready?

Wait for it…

Waaaaaaaait for it…

Melt that butter and read on!

Tom Cruise Tuesday: First Impressions – American Made

Happy Tom Cruise Tuesday!!!

Today, we’re going to show some love for Tom Cruise by discussing our first impressions of Tom’s latest release: American Made!

This won’t be an “official” review, we will be doing a full review after we have watched the film a few more times. But we want to share our initial thoughts with you.

Needless to say – we loved it! Audiences in most of the world have been raving about the movie for weeks, and we FINALLY got a chance to see it! OBVIOUSLY, we agree, the movie is amazing! It made us laugh, cry, and think deep thoughts, which is pretty fantastic. We can’t say much more without spoilers, so read on for more of our first impressions!

***Spoilers beyond this point!***



Pop that popcorn and read on!

Tom Cruise Tuesday! – Trivia Time: American Made

Happy Tom Cruise Tuesday!!!

This week, with just three days left before we in the USA can finally enjoy “American Made”, we thought we’d present a little trivia from the movie. There have been several interviews and articles floating around in the wake of the movie’s UK release, and we’d like to share a few choice tidbits from from all the info we’ve been obsessively devouring looking over in the last few weeks.

Dig in to some fun facts below!

Melt that butter and read on!